Brendan Fisher, Ph.D.
Brendan’s areas of expertise include economics, ecosystem services, livelihoods, and poverty alleviation, with an emphasis on the nexus of biodiversity conservation, human livelihoods, natural resource economics and behavioral economics.
At WWF, Brendan's work focuses on the testing the impacts of conservation interventions on livelihoods and the impacts of development interventions on conservation objectives – with an emphasis on work taking place in coastal East Africa and Southeast Asia. His recent work has examined biodiversity-logging tradeoffs in Borneo, the role of carbon payments can play in stemming forest conversion in Southeast Asia, and the potential impacts of applying the High Conservation Value (HCV) concept for tropical agricultural crops.
Brendan earned his Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics at the University of Vermont, and studied environmental science at Oxford University and civil engineering at Bucknell University.